Benefits of Yoga for Newborn babies
Excited to become a new parent? That’s really good, but at the same time you should be aware of the physical and medical challenges related to them. If your baby is born with Down syndrome, then be ready to face the challenges. The most observed and frequent challenges that are found:
- Muscle issues.
- Gastrointestinal issues.
- Problems related to bones.
- Ear, nose, eye and throat problems.
And if your baby faces any of the above mentioned problems, then the task of taking caring becomes more challenging and a little bit complicated. But you need not to worry about it, just start following baby yoga tips to calm your baby from pain and strengthen the body and mind from complicated future pains.
Doing yoga will be little bit crucial for the baby with Down syndrome, but once it will work it will lead to a healthy future. If your baby has low muscle tone, then you have to take it seriously, as your baby is progressing towards obesity. This is because of his/her inactive behaviour. So, monitor your baby’s activities in order to determine the bad things in their daily routines. After determining the activities, it is your time to motivate them to do physical movements.
Taking a help of a certified Baby Yoga Instructor can guide you and your baby, to take initial steps in the yoga program, and will meet the needs of your baby in the part of development. Many areas of development like strengthening muscles, improving coordination, and learning balance will be improved.
Few are the examples that how some baby yoga moves can assist with your baby’s physical and medical conditions. Please note: These yoga exercises are for babies who are about one month and above:
Muscles with low tone in your baby doesn’t feel tight bundle as other babies. With low muscle tone, your baby doesn’t feel tight as other babies. She feels bulky because she is not moving her own arms and legs, which actually makes her heavier. The subsequent baby yoga actions correspond to the core of Hatha yoga, which works on to open the hip and knee joints, tone the deeper muscles of the body. This both strengthens and clarify the life force in the individual.
1) Pedal Tract – Hold your baby’s legs just below the knees and bow them open, somewhat wider than the hip. Move the legs one by one toward the rib cage and stretch toward you, then slowly to pedalling.
2) Partial Lotus – Hold your baby’s feet, take the left foot toward the right hip in a partial lotus position. Press the heel on the side till it reaches the right level. Discharge and do the same with the right foot.
3) Rotating Knees – Take your baby’s folded knees together, roll them in a circle, to the left and then to the right near to the body as possible. Start with a small movement, till the baby gets used to it.
4) Push and Antipodal-push – Mildly but rigidly press the palms of your hands against the soles of your babies’ feel. Discharge and repeat. Baby may feel uncomfortable and push your hand. When you feel her responding, increase the pressure.
5) Diagonal Stretch – Hold of your baby’s right foot and left hand and then get them closer, after that open them out again in an opposite direction, repeat this for a few minutes. Firstly, open without stretching, then stretch out both her arm and leg. Repeat the same on the other side. Please note: (take care that the back of his neck and head stay on the floor for this exercise and that his spine is extended).
6) Brain Gym Rounds – This is really good not only with back muscles, but also with muscles good co-ordination of the limbs. Hold your baby’s opposite hand and leg in each hand, open them out lightly and circle them both inward for some time. Finally, circle his arm and leg in different directions and reverse the movement. This helps to check your coordination too!
These things will help your child stay active and fit. Yoga is great for everybody, especially babies, so include them in the yoga routines as well.